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Welcome to Lion’s Roar Dharma Center

In the Tradition of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Whether you are a newcomer to Buddhism or have been practicing for years, at Lion’s Roar we like to say that we are all beginners. Lion’s Roar programs are designed to provide personally tailored teachings for the Western student within a global community. Buddhist teachings at Lion’s Roar are especially designed for people with daily work, school and family commitments. Whether you are interested in simple calm-abiding meditation or more advanced Buddhist teachings there is a class or program just for you. It’s okay to just drop in. No need to be a member or a buddhist to participate. Come as you are and show up!

Support Sacramento Dharma!

Do you share Lion’s Roar’s vision and interest in creating an enlightened community and want to incorporate mindfulness and loving kindness principles into your own life?
Our programs designed to help support that role in the community.
We need and appreciate people’s support. All of our activities are provided by local contributions.
To make make a donation now, please click on the Donate button above to be directed to our secure site.

If you would like to make a ongoing commitment to support and help fund community mindfulness classes and programs please check out our membership levels.

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First Steps

If you’re new to meditation or to Lion’s Roar, you can get started here for basic information and instruction.

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Our monthly newsletter shares what’s going on in our community, offers insight into Buddhist events and includes inspiring teachings from Lama Jinpa.

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Upcoming Events

Please join us for the events listed below.  Our members are there to welcome you, answer questions and provide encouragement.



Help! I Can’t Meditate!

By Andrew Smith, Ph.D. Help! I can’t meditate!  Have you ever felt this way when you tried to start a... Read More →

Buddhism and Martial Practice

By Robert Nakashima There is a deep, intrinsic connection between the practice of traditional martial arts and the philosophy of... Read More →

What’s New at Do Nga Dhargey Temple?

Great question! Since Lions Roar’s moved to 3240 B Street in March, there have already been so many changes. It... Read More →

This Week at Lion’s Roar

November 22, 2015 - November 28, 2015

Beginning Meditation

November 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
At Lion’s Roar Dharma Center

Cancelled: Mindful Chair Yoga with Sandi

November 26, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
At Lion’s Roar Dharma Center

Cancelled: Mindful Yoga with Sandi

November 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
At Lion’s Roar Dharma Center

Cancelled: Buddhist Ritual Series

November 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
At Lion’s Roar Dharma Center

Mindfulness Meditation for Everybody

November 28, 2015 at 9:00 am - 9:45 am
At Lion’s Roar Dharma Center

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